Benetech’s Code Alliance Connects Communities for Social Impact

About a year ago, I joined the Benetech Labs’ team to learn more about the role technology plays in improving people’s lives. Benetech has been actively working in this space since 1989, when Jim Fruchterman first founded the organization. Jim’s goal was to improve machine reading and recognition systems and build software for people that […]

10 Million Book Downloads Today Provides a 10x Model for Tomorrow

Many years ago I had the wild idea to start a deliberately nonprofit technology company in the heart of Silicon Valley. I knew that technology, when applied for social good, promised to usher in positive and sustainable change. Today’s 10 million download milestone is a celebration of our ability to deliver on that promise. Ten […]

Jennifer Kane Joins Benetech’s Leadership Team to Focus on Individual Giving

Benetech is pleased to announce the arrival of Jennifer Kane as Benetech’s Director of Engaged Giving. In this new role at Benetech, Jennifer will be engaging individual donors, families, and their philanthropic advisors to discover the many ways they can improve the lives of others and achieve meaningful social impact by supporting Benetech’s work in […]

Using Data for Action and for Impact

Jim Fruchterman, Benetech CEO, has written an article published today in the Summer 2016 issue of the Stanford Social Innovation Review on the growing urgency in the social sector to make better use of data to inform decision-making and evaluate performance. An excerpt follows: Everyone in the social sector, it seems, is discussing how to use […]

Three Executives Join Benetech Leadership Team and Board of Directors

Benetech is delighted to welcome three leaders who join our senior management team and Board of Directors. Sukhi Nagesh joins Benetech as chief financial officer and vice president of finance, Brad Turner as vice president of our Global Literacy Program, and Sam Bright as a member of our Board of Directors. Their expertise and experience in technology and business will be invaluable to our efforts to increase our social impact at scale.